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Kansas Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Medical Marijuana

By associated-press On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:15:37

Kansas Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Kansas lawmakers are considering legalizing medical marijuana for certain medical conditions. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the bill Monday. If it passes, Kansas would join 28 other states that have some type of medical marijuana program. Supporters say medical marijuana...

 
 

New Tornado Sirens Going Up

By jeff-garretson On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:35:49

New Tornado Sirens Going Up

A project to upgrade the City of Salina's outdoor warning siren system is on the homestretch - and under budget according to Hannah Stambaugh, Director of Saline County Emergency Management. "Right now we have 17 sirens in the City of Salina, we will be scaling that back to 10," Stambaugh said. ...

 
 

Dry, Warm Weather in Kansas Sparks Fears of Drought

By associated-press On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:15:05

Dry, Warm Weather in Kansas Sparks Fears of Drought

Unusually warm and dry weather in February is stoking fears of another drought. The Wichita Eagle reports  the average temperature this month in Wichita has been more than 8 degrees above normal, with more upper 60s and low 70s expected this week. The forecast calls for a good chance of rain ...

 
 

Sports Editorial

By ksal-staff On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:21

Sports Editorial

Kansas all but assured their 13th  consecutive Big 12 championship with their 67-65 win at Baylor last Saturday. Barring an unforeseen collapse, the Jayhawks will tie UCLA for the all-time consecutive championship record. KU has a three-game lead with four games left. Coach Bill Self said, “We...

 
 

Sheriff, mother investigated for possible voter fraud

By associated-press On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:45:37

Sheriff, mother investigated for possible voter fraud

The Douglas County Sheriff is being investigated for helping his mother obtain a ballot to vote even though she may live in another county, but his actions may not violate Kansas law. The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/2mcCajZ) the Kansas Secretary of State's office is looking into...

 
 

4 people die after semi collides with minivan in Kansas

By associated-press On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:42:36

4 people die after semi collides with minivan in Kansas

Authorities say four people died after a semi collided with a minivan in western Kansas while trying to pass another truck. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2mcMc4U) the crash happened Saturday around 8 p.m. on U.S. Highway 50 east of Dodge City. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the semi...

 
 

“Storm Fury” Coming to Salina

By ksal-staff On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:20

“Storm Fury” Coming to Salina

A "Storm Fury" is coming to Salina this week. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service have started their annual barnstorming-type tour to help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming severe weather season. They have been heading out across the state presenting sev...

 
 

Judge dismisses part of rower’s lawsuit against Kansas

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:09:03

Judge dismisses part of rower’s lawsuit against Kansas

A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a former University of Kansas rower who says a Jayhawk football player sexually assaulted her in 2015. The ruling Thursday by Judge J. Thomas Marten in a lawsuit filed by Sarah McClure mirrors Marten's ruling last week in a similar lawsuit ...

 
 

Kansas loses 800 small farms, bigger operations unchanged

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:07:33

Kansas loses 800 small farms, bigger operations unchanged

A government report shows Kansas had fewer farms and ranches last year and fewer acres used for agriculture. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that the 59,600 farms counted in the state in 2016 was down 800 farms from the previous year. All of those losses came in opera...

 
 

The Latest: Kansas Legislature passes big income tax hike

By associated-press On Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:05:51

The Latest: Kansas Legislature passes big income tax hike

The Kansas Legislature has approved a big increase in personal income taxes to help balance the state budget in a move that defies Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Senate approved a bill Friday that would generate more than $1 billion over two years. The vote was 22-18. Senators acted the day af...

 
 
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